Hello Crate Paper friends!! Lorilei here today, sharing a mini gratitude album I made using the pretty Heritage collection by Maggie Holmes! This time of year is the perfect inspiration for giving thanks for all we have in our life!
I made my album from some chipboard and used the gorgeous wood grain paper for my exterior cover! The paper can be found in the Heritage Project Pad from Joanns. The album measures about 4”x6” with a 1 1/2” spine.
I made two traveller’s notebook type inserts for my album using heavyweight printer paper. I printed out a bunch of photos, and while at my computer, I printed a sheet of journaling strips that would go with the photos. I kept my pages quite clean and simple and let the embellishments, photos and journal strips do the work!
On the next page, I decided to add more journaling and used my typewriter on some plain paper. I added a vellum flap with vellum die cut and clear flower stick on top.
I love the pretty gold leaves that come in the Heritage collection and took a few minutes to stitch them in rows onto the next page. The leaves were perfect for adding on my thankful for an autumn page!
Another of my favourites from Heritage is the prize ribbons! I added one to this page with a floral sticker!
Love the pretty lavender touches in the Heritage collection; it goes so well with the mustard colour!
Here you can see how the inserts sit in the album. The elastic gave me the perfect place to add one of the gorgeous charms! I love how it looks and feels on the album.
Once I finished my inside pages, I decided to jazz up the cover a bit. I fussy cut some sentiments from the Lifetime paper (reverse side of the woodgrain) and collaged them onto the cover. I added some paint splatters in tan, black and white to tie in the sentiments. I added a few clear stickers and some fussy cut florals from the same paper.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope my post and album inspire you in some way to document your gratitude!